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Summer has wound down to the start of school. That means my vegetable garden is overflowing and I need to come up with snacks and lunches for my boys. Zucchini bread and muffins to the rescue! I struggle with coming up with tasty cold lunches for my school age kiddos. D-Man and Big-C have about 20 minutes to eat lunch so I need to make something they want to eat and can eat fast. My boys ARE NOT fast eaters. I have found that quick breads and muffins work great for getting in some nutrients while keeping them satisfied.
D-Man has food allergies (tree-nut, peanut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and fish) therefor all my recipes are free of these ingredients. Instead of nuts in my quick breads I tend to add dried fruit like apricots, raisins or craisins. This results in helping my other son, Big-C. Big-C has Down syndrome and tends to need a little assistance to keep him regular. Dried fruits help to stimulate his gastro-intestinal tract just enough to keep him comfortable. (bet you thought you wouldn’t be learning about that in a delicious recipe post!)
Pretty much this zucchini bread is a win for the whole family!! This is a quick bread recipe that can be split between two bread pans. I like to split it between a loaf pan and muffin tins. The muffins travel better in the boys’ lunch boxes rather than slices of bread. Also I can keep the bread at home for me….and the rest of us!
We recently got back from a weekend get-away and this zucchini bread was a great extra item to pack for our go to snacks. Due to D-Man’s allergies we don’t eat out much and usually pack everything we plan on eating for the whole weekend. This weekend get away included my mom who also has an intolerance for dairy. We went dairy free in addition to nut free on this bread. It was hearty enough to satisfy cravings and yummy enough to make little tired boys happy.
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